It is unique in that it was once a working tea factory and has been converted into a luxurious hotel but keeping some of the machinery once used there -of particular note are the huge belts that disappear up into the centre of the hotel and the solid scales used to weigh the tea. The hotel bedrooms are all luxuriously furnished but do have a cosy feel to them and have great views out over the nearby tea plantations. There are several dining options including the fine dining in the Railway Carriage Restaurant
Additionally, you can pick your own tea at the nearby Heathersett Estate and have it processed in the hotel’s Mini Tea Factory.
The hotel is located about a 30min drive out of Nuwara Eliya and the road can be in a poor condition which can increase the journey time.
AT A GLANCE:
- Standard: High
- 39 Superior Rooms
- 3 Premium Rooms(these are double aspect)
- 10 Executive Floor Deluxe (these are on the top executive floor and offer unparalleled views over the hills and valleys
- 1 Junior Suite on the top executive floor(this has a master bedroom and sitting area)
- 1 Flowerdew Suite – on the top executive floor with a triple aspect (master bedroom and sitting room)
- Pool: none
- AC /fan – none (not necessary as it is colder here)